Skip to main content


Search results for “”

Results 1 to 10 of 60

Assistive Technology (AT) and Children's Rights - Special Thematic Session at AAATE2023


This is an animated call for papers, full details (text only) are below. Call for Papers Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) members Angharad Beckett and our Senior Visiting Research Fellow Pedro Encarnação are co-organising a Special Thematic Session at the 2023 conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE). Their...

Which way for a national disability strategy?


We welcome the Government’s 2019 manifesto commitment to publish a National Strategy for Disabled People before the end of 2020, which is now overdue, but an ambitious approach is needed. Most governments in the world, and devolved governments in the UK, publish disability strategies and periodic action plans to implement them. The last national update...

Leeds Law Professor appointed to prestigious United Nations role


Gerard Quinn, Chair in International Disability Law at the School of Law, University of Leeds was confirmed yesterday (7th October 2020) as the next UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Professor Quinn is a valued member of the Centre for Disability Studies and Centre for Law and Social Justice at the...

Call for Chapters: Routledge Handbook on Children's Rights and Disability


**Announcement** Call for Chapters for Proposed Routledge Handbook on Children’s Rights and Disability Joint Director of the Centre for Disability Studies (University of Leeds), Dr Angharad Beckett and Dr Anne-Marie Callus (Senior Lecturer, Department of Disability Studies, University of Malta) are currently working on a proposal for a Routledge Handbook on Children’s Rights and Disability....

Celebrating a wonderful year at the CDS!


Today, as we approach the end of 2018, we look back over a successful year at the Centre for Disability Studies and we thank everyone who has contributed to our community, research, events and learning. Below is a collage of photos taken throughout the year. There are photos of teaching, student events and student activism,...

CDS Director Prof Anna Lawson at Maastricht University UN CRPD Event


Last week our Director, Anna Lawson, spoke at Maastricht University at an event about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Practice, co-organised by Dr. Andrea Broderick of Maastricht University. Those speaking at the event provided a co-ordinated series of accounts regarding how the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with...

Miro Griffiths MBE joins the Centre for Disability Studies


We are delighted to announce that Miro Griffiths MBE is joining the team at the Centre for Disability Studies. Miro is taking up the position of Teaching Fellow in Disability Studies, based at the School of Sociology and Social Policy. "Welcome Miro!" Many people will know Miro as a leading UK-based disability activist. Over the past few...

Mobility-As-A-Service & Accessible Transport


Last week CDS colleague Bryan Matthews of the Institute for Transport Studies ran a meeting of the ITS-UK’s Inclusive Mobility Interest Group, which took place at the offices of ITS-UK in central London. TS-UK is the UK’s national organisation sharing knowledge and experience in relation to Intelligent Transport Systems. The meeting served to relaunch the group,...

Angharad Beckett at Council of Europe & ENIL Event


Recently our Deputy Director, Dr Angharad Beckett was pleased to be asked to be the Keynote Speaker at a Council of Europe and European Network on Independent Living Study Session for young disability activists. The focus of the session was Citizenship and Political Participation. She enjoyed meeting young activists (18-35yrs) from across Europe - including...